yak butter

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Noun1.yak butter - butter made from yaks' milk
butter - an edible emulsion of fat globules made by churning milk or cream; for cooking and table use
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A secondary currency is yak butter, stored in the stitched stomach lining of a dead goat or a sheep.
I had been with a family in Tibet who had no electricity and no running water and they would eat yak butter and barley.
Its focus on Siberia and Siberian shamanic practices, as well as peculiar ingredients like pine nuts, cloudberries and yak butter, are aimed at evoking visions of stark and unspoiled natural terrain.
He was weak with altitude sickness while travelling in the mountainous region - until he drank yak butter tea.
Dave Asprey, the founder of a bulletproof line of products, claims the motivation for his product line came in a Nepalese village where he was energized by yak butter tea.
The family was touched by the simplicity of their lives, as they saw the locals make yak butter and cheese, take care of sheep and horses and wear fur for warm clothes.
Yak butter placed on the brow and horn tips of each yak, and the head of every caravaneer, was intended to please the deities and protect against falls, rock slides and unseasonable blizzards.
Wearing a camouflage military-style hat, she points to yak butter sculptures as evidence of the "diversity of Chinese culture.
Would this Adil man enjoy tea in which floated lumps of yak butter in Nepal because it was traditional?
For our last full day in Nine Villages Valley, we headed out on a two-hour drive to the Zhi Ma Tibetan eco-tourism village, where, in a yak herder's home hung with strips of drying pork, we ate lunch, drank yak butter tea (an acquired taste, I can tell you).